Our Advisory Board

The Most Reverend Gregory John Hartmayer, OFM, Conv. Archbishop of Atlanta

Archbishop Hartmayer

Archbishop of Atlanta – Board Member

Archbishop Hartmayer, son of the late John and Sally Hartmayer, was born on Nov. 21, 1951 in Buffalo, New York. He was raised in Tonawanda, New York, a northern suburb of Buffalo and was a member of St. Amelia Catholic Church, where he attended elementary school. Archbishop Hartmayer has an older brother, C. Douglas, and a younger brother, John, both of whom continue to live in Western New York with their families; and sister, Mary Jo Kotacka, who lives with her husband, Rolf, in Bluffton, South Carolina.

After graduating from St. Amelia Elementary School, Archbishop Hartmayer attended Cardinal O’Hara High School, conducted by the Conventual Franciscan Friars and graduated in 1969. Upon graduation, he joined the Conventual Franciscan Friars at their Novitiate of St. Joseph Cupertino in Ellicott City, Maryland. He professed his simple vows there on Aug. 15, 1970. Archbishop Hartmayer then pursued studies at St. Hyacinth College and Seminary in Granby, Massachusetts, from which he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy in 1974. Meanwhile, he professed his solemn vows as a Conventual Franciscan Friar on Aug. 15, 1973.

After graduating from college, Archbishop Hartmayer was assigned to teach at Archbishop Curley High School in Baltimore, Maryland, from 1974 through 1975. He then entered theological studies at St. Anthony-on-Hudson Seminary in Rensselaer, New York, earning a Master of Divinity degree in 1979. He was ordained a priest by Bishop Howard J. Hubbard on May 5, 1979, in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany, New York.

Archbishop Hartmayer earned a Master of Arts degree in pastoral counseling from Emmanuel College in Boston, Massachusetts in 1980 and a Master of Education degree in secondary Catholic school administration from Boston College in 1992.

After his ordination to the priesthood, Archbishop Hartmayer was assigned as a guidance counselor to Archbishop Curley High School in Baltimore, where he later served as principal from 1985 to 1987. He was appointed principal at Cardinal O’Hara High School in Tonawanda, New York, for the 1988-89 academic year, and then became principal of St. Francis High School in Hamburg, New York, a position held until 1994.

During the fall of 1994, Archbishop Hartmayer was granted a three-month sabbatical of studies at the Vatican II Institute in Menlo Park, California. In January of 1995, he was assigned to the faculty at John Carroll High School in Fort Pierce, Florida.

On Aug. 15, 1995, Archbishop Hartmayer was named pastor of St. Philip Benizi Church in Jonesboro, where he served for 15 years. In July of 2010, he was appointed pastor of St. John Vianney parish in Lithia Springs, until being named the 14th Bishop of Savannah, on July 19, 2011, by Pope Benedict XVI.

Archbishop Hartmayer‘s Episcopal Ordination took place in the Cathedral of John the Baptist in Savannah on Oct. 18, 2011, celebrated by Archbishop Wilton Gregory, Bishop J. Kevin Boland, retiring bishop of Savannah; and Bishop Luis R. Zarama, who was then the auxiliary bishop for Atlanta.

Throughout his religious life as a Conventual Franciscan Friar, Archbishop Hartmayer held numerous positions as guardian of friaries in Baltimore, Maryland; Tonawanda, New York; Hamburg, New York; Jonesboro and Lithia Springs in Georgia. He served on the Definitory of the Province of St. Anthony of Padua, and as a delegate to provincial chapters. He chaired the Province Commissions on Parochial Concerns and Franciscan Life. He served on the Parochial Advisory Team, conducting visitations of several Franciscan parishes in the Eastern United States and was a consultor for the merger of two parishes in the diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts.

While ministering in the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Archbishop Hartmayer served as a member of the College of Consultors, the Committee for the Ongoing Education of Priests, as coordinator of the mentoring program for newly ordained priests and chairman of the Council of Priests. While serving as a pastor in Atlanta, he was elected to the National Board of Directors for the Continuing Education of Roman Catholic Clergy.

During the eight years as Bishop of Savannah, two parochial schools were rebuilt, three new churches were built, a new parish was created, and a new parochial high school was created in Albany. Archbishop Hartmayer was instrumental in welcoming Franciscan Friars, Missionary Sisters of the Holy Spirit, the Apostles of Jesus and seminarians from Nigeria and Ghana, West Africa, Poland, Mexico and Colombia.

As a member of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the archbishop served on the committee overseeing the distribution of financial support to dioceses in Eastern Europe and was the representative of Region 14 to the Administrative Committee and the Committee for Priorities and Plans. Archbishop Hartmayer is a member of the USCCB Committee on Communications and the Committee on National Collections. He is also the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Catholic Communication Campaign. He serves on the boards of directors of the National Catholic Educational Association and The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.

During his tenure as Bishop of Savannah, Archbishop Hartmayer made it a priority to attend parish and Catholic school celebrations throughout the 90 counties and 38,000 square miles of the diocese.​

The Most Reverend Joel M. Konzen, SM Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta

 Bishop Konzen

Archbishop of Atlanta – Board Member

Bishop Konzen was born November 6, 1950 in Toledo, Ohio and grew up in Oak Harbor, Ohio.  He took his first vows as a Marist in 1975.  He took perpetual vows in the Society of Mary and was ordained a deacon in 1978 and ordained priest in 1979.

Bishop Konzen has a bachelor of arts in English from St. Meinrad Seminary in St. Meinrad, Ind., a master of divinity from Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, a master of arts in systematic theology from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and a master of arts in educational administration from The Catholic University of America.

Bishop Joel M. Konzen took his first position at Marist School in Atlanta in 1980, where he remained for nine years in roles as teacher, admissions director, principal and president. While a graduate student at The Catholic University of America, he served as vicar provincial of the former Washington Province of the Society of Mary.  From 1992 to 1997, Bishop Konzen was principal and president at St. Michael’s Catholic Academy in Austin, Texas.  In 1997, he returned to Washington, D.C., where he was vicar provincial again for two years.

Bishop Konzen returned to Marist School in Atlanta in 1999, where he served as principal until his episcopal ordination in 2018.  He assisted in the founding of two new Catholic schools in Atlanta, Notre Dame Academy and Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School. He currently serves on the boards of Marist School, Atlanta; Pope Francis Children’s Home and School in Ghana, West Africa; and Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, LA.  In 2015, he received the Educational Excellence Award of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) in recognition of his contributions to Catholic schools.

In addition to his time at Marist School in Atlanta and St. Michael’s Catholic Academy in Austin Texas, Bishop Konzen taught at St. Peter Chanel High School in Bedford, Ohio (1976-1977), served as a deacon at St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in New Orleans (1978-1979) and as a priest at St. Edmond Parish in Lafayette, La. (1979-1980).

Sr. Mary Ann Afiakwah, Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Church, New<br /> York/Ghana

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Board Member

Sr. Mary-Ann Afiakwah, SMMC, is a member of the Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Church (SMMC), in the diocese of Ho in the Volta Region of Ghana, West Africa. She is a native of Agona Kwanyarko in the Central Region of Ghana. Sister Afiakwah been a nun in the above Community for 28 years now.  She fained her ‘O’ Level certificate in 1994, at O.L.A. Secondary School after which she worked at St. Anthony’s Hospital at Dzodze for 3 years as a store-keeper/purchasing officer. Sr. Afiakwah went to O.L.A. Teacher Training College and gained her Teacher’s Certificate ‘A’ (Diploma in Education) in 2,000. She taught from 2,000-2004 at Kete-Krachie, John Doeswijck Junior High School (JHS), and later, went to Zambia for Formation and Leadership course from 2004-2005.  From Zambia, Sr. Afiakwah went to the Novitiate of the Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Church, as the Novice Directress to train and help the young women who had the desire to serve God in my Community, to discern their vocations from, March 2006-November 2015. Sr. Afiakwah graduated in Bachelor’s of Arts in 2020, at St. John’s University, and currently pursuing a graduate program in pastoral theology at St. John’s University. She has been with PFSHC since its inception. “Whatsoever, you do to the least of my brothers, you have done it to me.” -Matthew 25:40
Jesus’ image is seen 
in the poor and the vulnerable.

Susan Joy Bruno CPA/PFC, CFP, New York/Naples, Fl.

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Board Member

Susan is a private wealth specialist creating customized solutions for high-net-worth individuals and families. Susan’s extensive expertise in estate, insurance and tax planning is the basis for the comprehensive, multi-generational plans that she develops for her individual clientele and family offices.    

Susan’s expertise in the life and long-term care insurance area comes from her work as a Senior Manager at Price Waterhouse, along with the many years that followed working with the brightest minds in the industry as an independent broker and consultant.  Susan is the driving force behind the AICPA’s risk management track at Engage, the annual Advanced Personal Financial Planning conference and currently chairs the subcommittee for the conference.

Susan is also actively involved in women’s empowerment to help women take charge of their personal finances, especially before any of the 6Ds occur: Death, Divorce, Disability, Disaster, Dementia and Debt.  Be Prepared Not Scared® is her motto. She runs an annual women’s panel at Engage to help women share experiences, fears and best practices to increase gender equality in the industry.

Susan carries numerous professional certifications and designations, is recognized among her peers for her leadership, advocacy and philanthropy, and is a frequent speaker at industry events. Much of Susan’s expertise was acquired while she was a senior tax manager at PriceWaterhouse, LLC (1987- 1992), and as a senior tax consultant with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells (1984-1987). She founded her own firm in 1992.

Susan graduated magna cum laude from Fairfield University in 1984 with a BS in Accounting, and lives with her husband in Naples, Florida. She enjoys photography, painting and traveling. She is a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is most proud of launching her two adult children!

Susan has earned the right to use the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation.

Marc Minker CPA, New York/Naples, Fl.

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Board Member

Marc serves as the firm’s National Private Client Services practice leader, and works with clients all around the world.

In his role, he is responsible for the operational and strategic oversight of the PCS practice, which brings financial administration and management to a wide array of clients, including, financial and operating results, personal financial planning and financial management. Marc specializes in providing tax, personal financial and estate planning, family office, and personal business management services for high-net-worth individuals, closely held business owners, entrepreneurs, entertainers and athletes, corporate executives and large family groups. He has developed a very strong reputation for successfully helping clients make informed financial decisions regarding their finances and financial matters.

A recognized industry leader, Marc speaks frequently at a wide number of industry events and professional conferences, and is often quoted in major media outlets including USA Today, Dow Jones, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, and Bloomberg. Additionally, he has authored numerous articles for industry and is frequently recognized as one of the top specialty service area practitioners in the United States.

Marc has extensive experience built over the years. Prior to joining the company, he was a partner at the global advisory firm, EY.

Mary Gori, Educator, Tucson, Az./Ghana

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Board Member

Mary Gorni was born and raised a Catholic in Ghana West Africa but now is a resident in Sahuarita, AZ. She is currently enrolled as a Communication MA student at Arizona State University. She graduated from University of Cape Coast, Ghana, with bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Foundations of Education with English major and Early Childhood Education.

Professionally, she is a teacher with over 10 years teaching experience both in Ghana and USA. In Ghana, she has served as a Guidance and Counselling Coordinator, Disciplinary Committee Member, Curriculum Development Committee Member, School Health Coordinator in her school’s Circuit and District. In her hometown, she is a Chaperone and a planning committee member of her community’s annual festival celebration.

She is a volunteer at Pope Francis School and Health Centre, Ghana, where they Care and Provide for HIV orphans and their surrounding communities. She has been working with children her whole life; she was
basically born into it! She loves kids, and it fills her heart with joy to watch them grow. She believes that children are gifts from God and each child is unique, therefore they learn and thrive at their own pace.

Michael Barry, Founder of PFSHC, Tucson, Az.

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Board Member

Michael Barry, Founder of Pope Francis School and Health Centre, Previously Active in his parish as a member of St. Vincent DePaul at St. Philip Benzi Catholic Church in Jonesboro Ga, Parent Committees at St. John the Evangelist Catholic School , Hapeville Ga. Currently a member of Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, Green Valley Az. YMCA Board Member , Jonesboro Ga. Missionary 2010 Helping Hands Medical Missions , Ghana. Volunteer 2014, United Planet, Ghana. Small business owner since 1984.

Tim Doyle, Retired Coco Cola, Atlanta, Ga.

Tim Doyle, Atlanta, GA

Board Member

Mr. Tim Doyle began his career as a credit analyst for Huntington National Bank, in Ohio where he worked until August 1984. After completing his MBA at the University of Texas, he joined The Coca-Cola Company in June 1986 as a financial analyst with the Minute Maid Company.

In February 1990, he moved to the Company’s Atlanta headquarters where he worked in Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions. In February 1995, he moved to Belgium as Financial Planning Manager for the Northwest Europe Division.

In September 1996, he was appointed Division Finance Manager, Coca-Cola Southern Africa, with oversight for 10 countries based in Johannesburg. In September 1998, he was promoted to Vice President and Finance Director.

In May 2000, he moved to London as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Coca-Cola Africa Group, with responsibility for directing the Finance teams across the 56 countries of the African continent. He also served as alternative director for Coca-Cola South Africa Bottling Company, director of The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Egypt, director of Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company and was one of the founding trustees of The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation.

In January 2006, Tim returned to the Coca-Cola’s Atlanta corporate headquarters as head of Finance for the Marketing, Strategy & Innovation group. In 2009. he was named CFO for the Global Function Finance Group, with he and his team providing finance support for all the Corporate Functions, including: Marketing, R&D, Technical, Sustainability, IT, Shared Services, Finance, Public Affairs, the Coca-Cola Foundation and HR.

From 2015-2017, Tim supported Global Finance Destination, a transformational project for Coca-Cola’s global Finance organization. He focused on building global Finance capability for Revenue Growth Management, Marketing ROI/Productivity and Customer Finance. Tim retired from Coca-Cola in April 2017.

He is currently active with: the Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit School Finance Committee, the Board of Directors and Investment Committee for the Mercy Care Foundation, the Development Committee for the Catholic Foundation of North Georgia, the Advisory Council for St. Peter Claver Regional Catholic School, the Board of Directors for Pope Francis School and Health Clinic (Ho, Ghana), the Finance Chair and Board of Directors for Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center and the Treasurer and Board of Directors for the Pregnancy Aid Clinic.

Tim is a parishioner at the Cathedral of Christ The King where he has been an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion since 2007. He was named President of Christ the King Saint Vincent de Paul conference in Sept 2020, where he has been an active caseworker since 2018.

Tim holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from The University of Virginia and a Master’s in Business Administration from The University of Texas, Austin.

A resident of Atlanta, Tim and his wife Carrie have four children.

 

Jo-Anne Jeffreys, Attorney, Naples, Fl.

Board Member

Our Staff

Richard Jesus Garibay

Operations Director

Richard Jesus Garibay is the Operations Director of Pope Francis School and Health Centre. He is 36 years of age and is originally from Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania. He started his journey in the United States Army in response to 9/11, honorably serving 3 years, which included a tour in Iraq in 2003. He received his undergraduate in Psychology from Long Island University Brooklyn, a Masters Degree in International Relations from Webster University, and is currently in his final year of Wilkes University’s International School Leadership Doctoral Program. His professional experiences include therapeutic staff support in behavioral modification, family coach councilor (Agora online charter school), primary school teacher, and Principal of Glasgow Academy located in Accra, Ghana. He has worked in Ghana as a missionary for the last seven years and has been apart of the PFSHC team since its inception. He is dedicated to serving the PFSHC children with the values and Love of Christ.  

Rev. Sister Justine Ayivor, SMMC

Rev. Sister Justine Ayivor, SMMC

Community Health Nurse

Reverend Sister Justine Ayivor was born in the Volta Region of Ghana. Her education originated here as well. Sister Justine served as a Ward Assistant before she enrolled in Nursing in 1984 where she worked as a nurse for a year and half. After she found her vocation and entered the convent. Years later, she went to school and became a state registered nurse and worked for seven years. She proceeded to Korle Bu Teach Hisptial to learn Public Health Nursing. She completed her training there in 2002. Her specialty is in HIV/AIDs and malnourished children. She has served countless children and is passionate about caring for the sick.

Sammy Quame

Community Advisor

Samuel Kwame is the PFSHC Community Affairs Director. He is a native to the Volta Region and was born in Ho, Ghana. He graduated from Mastella Technical School and is a small business owner and has operated an automotive repair shop for over 10 years. He has recently married Mrs. Adelaide Kwame.  Mr. Kwame has been a dedicated and invaluable member of PFSHC since its founding.

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